Monday, October 20, 2008

































We visited this country estate this evening. Again. Loaded the kids up in the car and drove ten minutes or so. The kids ran around chasing the longest-legged spiders, miniature frogs, and picked purple berries to roll across the porch. We sat and breathed deeply until the sun began to set. Aaaah, a perfect spot for growing your own kids.



23 comments:

S. Schuller said...

Is it a done deal? This place is AMAZING! I loved the detailed pictures...I could just feel the humidity and hear the crickets and see your kids running through this house. It's beautiful AND liveable!

Ann said...

I was absolutely entertained by your picture commentary. Jord, this house looks perfect! Can we come visit?

birdonthelawn said...

oh my goodness! a house of your very own!

Amy said...

Holy wow. I want to come visit, too!

Crystalyn said...

is this it?!!?! i am dying over here. it is soooo dreamy. i do hope it's yours!

SoCalGal said...

Good luck! Thank you for the tour. What a beautiful home. Fingers crossed!!

Kurt Knudsen said...

I'll help plant the hydrangeas!

Rebecca said...

I'll sleep in the in laws quarters while he plants the hydrangreas

misadventuresofkellyandkelly said...

It's stunningly gorgeous and absolutely perfect!! Everything *I've* always wanted in a house. Good luck!!

Jordan said...

NO ): it isn't ours------yet (:

We're working on that part. We'll probably know if we stand a chance at an offer this week, then we'll put one in and start the waiting game.

The home is Pre-foreclosure. That's why we even have a chance at all. Some good things come from a bad economy (:

Isn't it lovely? It is such a peaceful plot of land. perfect. I've already began redecorating, planting, painting, and clearing cobwebs in my head (the cobwebs in the house, not the ones in my head!)

Jessica said...

Wow, nothing but WOW.

Ann Dee said...

It's beautiful, Jordan. Amazing.

merathon said...

that house is amazing. they just don't build houses like they used to, do they? such charm. i do hope you get it! (we've never met, but i've loved your blog for months now and am a fellow north carolinian!)

Jessica Womble said...

I love the house! Especially the big porch and the window seat. Someday I will have both in my dream house.
I hope you get the house. It's beautiful and I know you will enjoy it there. North Carolina is very beautiful. I have a sister that lives in Winston-Salem.

Ingrid said...

Dreamy indeed! I love how much character this home has and I can already envision all those lovely Mangum littles running around free in all that land! Love it! Love it! Love it!

Sara said...

I so hope that this can be all yours! I am visitng. . . and soon! So, so very happy for you. . . it is perfect for you. . . it has JORDAN written all over it.

Michelle said...

I think I'll be devastated if you don't get this house. I agree with your thoughts on the kitchen, no surprise, you would make it beautiful! When I find a dream place like this I start day dreaming about 1/4 of the day on how I'm going to arrange my things into my dream home. I really hope it works out for you! Good Luck!

michelle said...

Oh my, Jordan! The porch. The trees. The space just made for your very long table. The in-law apartment! Oh, I'm hoping, I'm hoping!

TX Girl said...

Please stop posting pictures. It makes me too jealous.

Oh my word- JORDAN.. it has to be yours! It just has to!

Casper, the friendly ghost said...

It is simply superb. What a charming find!

Nate and Jen Poulson said...

Oh my gosh! That is such a beautiful home! It makes me want to move in it. Is there room for the Poulsons?
Small world. I think my cousin and her hubbie are in your ward? Her name is Ali (Josh) Holt. He just started med school. (poor lass.)

Radiantsun said...

I think this is everyone's dream home. GOOD LUCK!

sara said...

YES... a dream! I love every square inch and the ideas you have for it.
I can feel your excitement and anticipation!